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Students of the Nation: Images of the Nationalizing Chinese Child

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Two lessons from Guoyu: one on the prowess of the Communist Party, and one on the reaction of the natural world to Japan’s defeat.

Right: Lesson 24. “The Communist Party has effective methods. Saving China, fighting Japan…We’re bursting with joy at the ultimate victory.” Note that the children carry a portrait of Mao.

Left: Lesson 25. “Little flowers are in bloom; their red mouths open, they smile at me. It’s as if they’re saying, ‘Defeating Japan has made us so cheerful.’”

Source: Andong (1946, 1:24).